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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JPhillyBeats, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. JPhillyBeats

    JPhillyBeats Newbie
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    Hey, ever since I switched to android I've had very bad reception at home...I use to have atleast 1 to 2 bars at home but lately I've been noticing I have 0 bars and my phone drops alot of calls. It seems to have gotten worse today I can't even talk on my phone unless I go outside. This never happened to me before I switched to an android, so is this an android related problem? I appreciate any help.

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  2. SamsungAdmire

    SamsungAdmire Android Expert

    Dial *228 and press 5 when she says to update to the latest roaming lists. then it should reboot for you if it doesnt, power on-off
     
  3. JPhillyBeats

    JPhillyBeats Newbie
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    thanks ...tried it and I don't see an improvement..maybe I should try another rom?

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  4. shawnb1003

    shawnb1003 Newbie

    Rom shouldnt (not 100% sure as i dont dev. roms, only apps) have anything to do with it, it may be just the 2/3g ratio antenna inside screwing up, I'd call samsung to request it to be replaced :p
     
  5. JPhillyBeats

    JPhillyBeats Newbie
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    argh .. i really don't want to have my phone replaced again and me and my mom switched to android and I noticed she has the same problem ( phone has 0 bars).. I also remember noticing a drop in reception on my first admire before I bricked it, so unless all 3 of those phones were faulty idk if its an antenna defect.

    I guess it could be my area causing the problem ( I live in the boonies) but my regular phone never dropped calls like my android does now and the problem only got this worse today...

    but thanks guys for the tips, If you have anymore I'd be glad to try em

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  6. shawnb1003

    shawnb1003 Newbie

    gotta remember, the android admire only has max of 4 bars, Where regular phones have a max of 5 or more.. So 0 bars for the admire may mean 2-3 bars for a regular phone..
     
  7. yahhboy

    yahhboy Android Expert


    Exactly, android phones calculate bars more accurately, so it may have just been that the feature phones were getting the same reception but were being displayed as more bars.
     
  8. JPhillyBeats

    JPhillyBeats Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Still doesn't explain dropping every call inside house tho

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  9. puyow18

    puyow18 Android Enthusiast

    I remember reading a long time ago that most smartphones won't have as good as reception as their "non-smart" brethren due to the wifi or radio or something.

    I have had both the Samsung Admire and the Optimus M from Metro and have noticed the Admire to have better reception overall.

    Also, certain ROMs may decrease reception. I remember reading in one of the Optimus threads that the CM7 ROMs were known to have less reception than stock or another non-CM7 ROM.

    My wife and I have gotten used to doing our phone conversations by the windows :)
     

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